10 Songs That Thor Could Rock Out To In Love & Thunder

The God Of Thunder thrashing to "God Of Thunder"? Perfection.

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Ever since Marvel made a sharp course-reversal for the God of Thunder in 2017's Thor: Ragnarok, many have wondered just how the studio may yet further the character's stylistically bold reinvention on the silver screen.

Taika Waititi's idiosyncratic embrace of the character's more cosmic roots proved a delight, indebted as much to the director's own brand of sharply absurd wit as it was to the distinctly more out-there MCU departures of Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange.

One key component to its triumph however proved to be its expertly judged soundtrack, primarily composed by Devo man Mark Mothersbaugh, buoyed by a couple of other cuts, namely Led Zeppelin's viking metal hit Immigrant Song.

The short, sharp rocker first surfaced in promotional materials for the movie before featuring as a memorable piece of score during the climactic encounter between Thor, his comrades and the armies of Hela on Asgard.

Earlier this month, reports surfaced that Waititi had already locked down another classic staple for his upcoming sequel Thor: Love and Thunder next year, after Wendy Dio, widow of the late singer Ronnie James Dio, revealed that his namesake band's hit Rainbow in the Dark would be featured in the film.

There's no denying that such a song would prove an apt choice - but what else could Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman - the latter preparing to swing Mjölnir on her return to the MCU - get their fight on to next year?

10. Judas Priest - Electric Eye

The veteran British band have several other numbers perhaps better suited across the full length of the song for their pounding nature - but the guitar squall that kicks off this number from their record Screaming for Vengeance is utterly electrifying, excuse the expression.

A side nugget: it almost ended up on the soundtrack to Toy Story 3, having been used as temp music during development for the opening sequence of the Pixar hit.

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